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25 June, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise


Cystic Fibrosis and the Benefits of Exercise Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, causing the CFTR protein to malfunction.  CF affects many systems in the body, but mainly the lungs.1 The progressiveness of the condition leads [...]

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise2020-06-29T16:14:12-05:00
8 June, 2020

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation


Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation The Legacy Foundation is about inspiring people with cystic fibrosis to live fully and dream big in spite of the challenges they face every day. The Legacy Project has partnered with Tactile Medical, manufacturer of the AffloVest®, to deliver their next generation equipment to people with cystic [...]

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation2021-12-02T18:58:57-06:00
29 October, 2019

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis


CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is the term used to refer to dilatation of the airways in the lungs (also known as bronchi) that is usually permanent and is associated with symptoms of cough, excess mucus production and recurring respiratory infections.  It can be caused by a range of genetically [...]

CF and Non-CF Bronchiectasis2021-08-24T20:18:40-05:00
6 August, 2019

Inception Study: 3 Months of AffloVest Usage


Clinician Paper on Reported Outcomes on Inception of AffloVest Two 17-Year-Old Female Patients With Cystic Fibrosis During The First Three Months Of AffloVest Usage Conducted by:  Madeline Vollers BS, Michael Cooper RT, Chicago, IL High frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vest therapy is a cornerstone technique in managing cystic fibrosis. [...]

Inception Study: 3 Months of AffloVest Usage2021-08-24T17:31:21-05:00
7 June, 2019

Patient’s Perspective on HFCWO


A Patient's Perspective by Campbell Bryan About me and CF I lived a normal life in Richmond, VA and was very active as a child. Around 1996 (age 13) I started to develop a persistent cough and constant infections where I was prescribed antibiotics by my pediatrician.  We realized it [...]

Patient’s Perspective on HFCWO2020-03-24T16:00:22-05:00
30 May, 2019

Bringing Awareness to Cystic Fibrosis


AffloVest is committed to bringing awareness to Cystic Fibrosis International Biophysics Corporation, manufacturer of the AffloVest is committed to raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and the importance of airway clearance therapy in the management of the disease. Over 30,000 people in the U.S. and 70,000 worldwide struggle with the effects [...]

Bringing Awareness to Cystic Fibrosis2019-10-04T16:23:59-05:00
24 April, 2019

Traveling with the AffloVest


Traveling made easy with AffloVest Break free from restrictions, take airway clearance therapy new places! As the first truly portable, battery-operated HFCWO therapy vest, the AffloVest was specifically engineered and designed to give patients freedom and mobility while doing their airway clearance therapy. AffloVest is designed to deliver seamless mobility, without [...]

Traveling with the AffloVest2019-10-04T16:25:18-05:00
18 January, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Facts


Cystic Fibrosis Facts A Helpful Collection of Information about CF Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that leads to recurrent sinus and pulmonary infections, as well as gastrointestinal problems. There are about 30,000 people with cystic fibrosis in the United States and approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Sixty years ago, children diagnosed with CF usually [...]

Cystic Fibrosis Facts2019-10-04T16:27:46-05:00
11 January, 2019

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy


Chest Physical Therapy An Airway Clearance Technique Chest Physiotherapy is a cornerstone airway clearance therapy when treating pulmonary disorders such as cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis in order to improve lung function. When a patient is unable to clear mucus, breathing becomes hard work. He or she must expend extra effort and energy in [...]

Airway Clearance Technique: Chest Physical Therapy2019-10-04T16:28:05-05:00